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English language test results for entrepreneurs and employees relocating to NZ

Find out which English language test results are acceptable if you are applying for an entrepreneur visa or you are the employee of a business that is relocating to NZ.

Your test results

Your test results must be no more than 2 years old when you submit your visa application.

Check the table to find out which English language test results we accept if you are the principal applicant for an:

Test Minimum score you need

International English Language Testing System (IELTS) – General or Academic Module

Overall score of 4.0 or more

Test of English as a Foreign Language Internet-based Test (TOEFL iBT)

Overall score of 31 or more

Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic)

Overall score of 29 or more

Cambridge English B2 First (FCE)

Overall score of 142 or more

B2 First for Schools (FCE for Schools)

Overall score of 142 or more

Occupational English Test (OET)
Paper or Computer Based Test

(OET) Grade D or higher in all four skills: listening, reading, writing and speaking.

You need this score in all 4 skills because there is no overall grade for this test.